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2007 Col Solare Red Wine Blend

“Aromas of black cherry, currant, and ripe black berries, together with subtle notes of espresso and vanilla in the nose. On the palate, this full bodied wine is rich with flavors of dark chocolate, black fruits, and a coconut spice which leads to a lingering, silky finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker


The Wine Advocate
June 28th, 2013


The 2007 growing season started with a warm spring, followed by a week of high temperatures (100+ degrees) shortly before bloom in May and average temperatures throughout most of the rest of the season. The heat spike led to small canopy development, and good fruit exposure for the remainder of the growing season. Near perfect ripening conditions followed with cool, but even August and September temperatures contributing to grapes rich in ripe flavors and tannins, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.


75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc